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This week's weather was the opposite of last week, with temperatures warming up to 70 on Tuesday and some very welcome rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

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From St. John's/Kongsvinger: There will be no Sunday school or communion on Oct. 21. On Oct. 28, there will be joint services with Holy Communion and confirmation at Kongsvinger at 11 a.m.

There will be a presentation of faith statements by the confirmants on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Kongsvinger parish hall.

From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: Help is needed at the church on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. to help plant more trees.

St Mary's Catholic Church in Chokio is having their fall bazaar on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at their parish center.

A harvest party will be held at the Hosanna Worship Center in Morris on 0ct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. For details, call the church at 589-8807.

The bookmobile will be in Donnelly on Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m.

There will be an open house at West Pomme Lodge, 45572 140th St., Donnelly today (Saturday) from 1-5 p.m.

The Stevens County Republican party will have a fall rally today (Saturday) at the Old #1 Southside lower level. Registration is at 6:15 p.m. with a beef supper at 6:45 p.m. and a program at 7:15 p.m. The speakers will be the endorsed candidates for state and national office. Tickets will be available at the door or you can RSVP to 589-1999 or e-mail lcarrington@stevensgop.org.

There will be an open house baby shower for Ryan and Jackie (Kill) Lair on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at First Lutheran Church of Morris.

There will be a Morris School Board meeting at the Donnelly hall on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Marie Caroline Odegaard passed away on Oct. 9. Survivors include her daughter Betty (Ray) Kill of Donnelly and their family.

Lois Bernice Fickes of Herman passed away on Oct. 9. Survivors include her daughter Darlene (Bill) Volker and their family.

Peter Golombiecki of Morris passed away on Oct. 12. Survivors include his son Dennis (Maxine) Golombiecki of Donnelly and their family.

Jill Marie Thompson and Ryan Lee Winther have announced their engagement. Jill is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Thompson of Herman. Her grandparents are Glen and Gertie Werk. Ryan is the son of Bob Winther of Herman and the late Virginia Winther. There will be a bridal shower for them Nov. 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Kongsvinger parish hall.

MaKenzie Smith won the girls' West Central Conference cross country meet in Paynesville recently. She and Savannah Aanerud, who finished 12th, were among those who won all conference honors.

A good crowd participated in the candidate forum on Oct. 11 at the Morris American Legion. Earlier in the day I attended the Someplace Safe event in Morris.

On Oct. 12 I attended the Hancock Fire Department fundraiser supper.

On Oct. 13, about a dozen of us took a bus to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, sponsored by the Morris Public Library and the Viking Library System.

On Oct. 14, David and Jullete Jergenson and I attended the Morris Life Care Pregnancy Center banquet. Later, I visited Ruth Strand at her home in Morris.

On Oct. 15, I attended the funeral for Ione Eul. Her son-in-law, Mike, was a classmate of mine. He says some preliminary planning is underway for a 40th reunion next year.

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